Nightly News   |  December 10, 2013

Compromise would keep US government running for two years

The top Republican and Democrat in charge of the budget committees have agreed to roll back billions of the harshest automatic spending cuts for the Pentagon and domestic programs. Congress will vote on the agreement before heading home for the holidays. NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell reports.

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>>> been announced on capitol hill that will avoid a government shutdown in january. kelly o'donnell on the hill for us tonight, good evening.

>> reporter: good evening, brian brian, the usual washington dysfunction is on hold tonight, a bipartisan compromise was just announced that would keep the government open and running for two years, and also would roll back some of the toughest automatic spending cuts, the sequester for the pentagon, a domestic program. there are no new taxes but you will pay new fees for airline travel. and federal workers will be asked to pay more for their pensioningses. it still has to be passed but that is expected before congress goes home for the holiday.

>>> kelly o'donnell in washington, with late news from there, thank